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Old 04-16-2018, 01:43 PM   #71
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Man, sounds like your car's getting the royal treatment! I've barely had time to work on mine the last few months Last night I finally got the bolt out that holds the harmonic balancer on. It took a 25" breaker bar and a 4' long piece of iron pipe to get that bolt loose. 295ft lb of torque on that flipping guy.
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Old 04-16-2018, 06:23 PM   #72
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Got a tank from a 500 series, 95 model that hardly had over 100k on the clock. Clean as a whistle.
A '95 E500? If so go back there and strip that car of every thing that isn't shared with run of the mill W124s. Lots of desirable parts worth CA$H.
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Old 04-17-2018, 04:35 AM   #73
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Nice snag.
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Can’t get access to the 500......it is in a they pull you pay junkyard.
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The fuel tank vent valve will be here tomorrow. All I have left to really do is find that damn oil leak (probably a head gasket, notorious w124 and m103 problem) find better console wood, change the climate control and convert the ac.
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Vent valve installed and also trimmed the return line so it is no longer pinched. It is running like a top.
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Update......

All my fuel leak issues have been fixed. The tank had a hairline crack at the filler neck, the vent valve was broken and the fuel return line was dry rotted. It is getting 21mpg for an in town average.

Also discovered that I have no vacuum going to the main divert valve for then vacuum controlled AC. The center vent actuator diaphragm is blown, so even if it had vacuum, it wouldn’t work. So I manually closed the flap and disconnected and removed the actuator to find a replacement. I might as well replace all of them. It is a known failure ppint with the 201, 123, 124 and 126 chassis.

And the no vacuum also explained two more things. The tire chirping transmission shifts and the random dying when releasing the gas pedal quickly, and the rough idle at startup.

There was a bad oil leak on the passenger side when I got the car. I have slowed it down somewhat, but it’s fuckin miserable outside and I have two other vehicles to drive. So killing myself in a gravel driveway in the summer sun isn’t necessary. I drive it to the store and when it is raining. The ac works well enough to keep the windows clear.

I also have a replacement climate control center I got from a parted out car. That will be here tomorrow.
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Old 06-17-2018, 03:33 AM   #78
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Put this little W123 desk clock together a bit earlier. Somewhat rare find as most US bound Benzes had tachs. Thinking to put a 1 sec flasher in one of the light holes since there is no second hand.


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